• Teenage blogger seeking asylum in the U.S. tells AP he's fearful of a possible return to Singapore

    Teen blogger seeking US asylum fears return to Singapore

    bigstory.ap.org 10 Mar '17, 7pm

    CHICAGO (AP) — A teenage blogger awaiting a Chicago immigration judge's ruling on his asylum request to stay in the United States said Friday that he's afraid of returning home to Singapore, where he was jailed after posting scathing blog posts about the government. Amos Yee, 18, has ...

  • More than 40 people have been infected locally by the Zika virus in Singapore, officials say.

    Locally transmitted Zika virus infects 41 in Singapore

    bigstory.ap.org 28 Aug '16, 12pm

    SINGAPORE (AP) — More than 40 people have been infected locally by the Zika virus in Singapore, but most have fully recovered, officials said Sunday. Singapore announced its first Zika infection in May, with the virus imported by a 48-year-old man who had traveled to Brazil. On Sunday...

  • Iran and China sign military cooperation agreement

    bigstory.ap.org 14 Nov '16, 11am

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV is reporting that Iran and China have signed an agreement to hold joint military drills and cooperate in fighting terrorism. Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Hossein Dehghan signed the agreement Monday along with his Chinese counterpart Chang Wanquan. ...

  • #Finland, #US to deepen #military ties through a bilateral #defense pact via @AP

    Finland, US to deepen military ties through pact

    bigstory.ap.org 09 Oct '16, 8pm

    HELSINKI (AP) — Finland and the United States have signed a bilateral defense cooperation pact pledging closer military collaboration at the time when the Nordic country is increasingly concerned over Russia's activities in the Baltic Sea region. The deal was signed in Helsinki on Fri...

  • Sellapan Ramanathan, Singapore's 6th and longest-serving president, dies at age 92, government announces.

    Singapore's longest-serving president S.R. Nathan dies

    bigstory.ap.org 23 Aug '16, 5am

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Sellapan Ramanathan, Singapore's sixth and longest-serving president, died Monday at age 92, the government announced. Widely known as S.R. Nathan, he was hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a stroke on July 31. It was his second stroke in less than two...

  • E-cigarette battery explodes in handbag, prompts mall scare

    bigstory.ap.org 14 Sep '16, 10am

    FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Surveillance video has captured an e-cigarette explosion at a New Jersey mall that left a woman's Louis Vuitton (LOO'-ee vee-TAHN') bag smoking as she stood at a checkout counter, scaring a worker and another shopper. The footage shows a cloud of black smoke pour...

  • Singapore says deports 4 Indonesians for links to IS

    bigstory.ap.org 23 Feb '16, 7am

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore said Tuesday that it had deported four Indonesians it says were on their way to Syria to join the Islamic State group. The Ministry of Home Affairs said the four "were deported to Indonesia after investigations revealed that they had plans to make their way ...

  • Singapore: colonial heritage, cool modern architecture, food

    bigstory.ap.org 11 May '16, 5pm

    SINGAPORE (AP) — At 51, Singapore is shrugging off all symptoms of a midlife crisis and embracing travelers with more and better things to see, taste and experience than ever before. The tiny city-state with a living standard the envy of many nations recently celebrated 50 years of in...

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